Jubileus57 on Oct 29th 2017 at 10:07:19 AM
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Jubileus57 on Nov 4th 2017 at 2:39:04 PM
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Flowers are beautiful, and gardeners from all around the world take great care of them and spend a lot of time tending to their flowerbeds. Unfortunately, flowers also are fragile and damaging them is easy.
This sad fate happens to fictitious flower parterres quite regularly. They can be accidently Trampled Underfoot or mowed down by The Klutz, blown away by Hostile Weather, stolen by unscrupulous and mean-spirited characters, etc. Often to the horror of the poor gardener who loved his flowers (which are often begonias) a lot, sometimes to the point of triggering a violent ire within him.
More rarely, the ruination befalls vegetable gardens or lawns instead of flowers.
- One gag in Achille Talon involves Achille trying to bring a bucket fresh, quality soil to his fancy love interest Virgule de Guillemets. His car malfunctions and he has to ask a truck with a load of mud to tow him to his destination. Unfortunately, when they arrive at Virgule's, the lorry unloads all the soil on her philodendrons, ruining them.
- Garfield is very fond of playing in flowerbeds and utterly annihilate them at the same time.
- A greensward variation of this occurs in Reaper Man, in which Unseen University's head gardener bit through the handle of his spade in fury when a Zombie chose to emerge from the Earth... right under the immaculately tended lawn which was his pride and joy.
- In George of the Jungle, Ape goes, well, ape when Shep the elephant drops a wooden log on his rosebed.
Ape: "No, not ON THE ROSES! Aaaaaugh!"
- The opening scene of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness features Flonne watering her flower garden when Laharl enters the scene riding on a meteor... and then Etna enters, also riding a meteor.
- In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Hila Rao Shrine sits in the middle of a field of flowers that is constantly watched by a woman named Magda, and boy is the lady hell bent on averting this trope. Stepping on them repeatedly will send her in an Unstoppable Rage and she will ram on the intruder to punish him for his trampling.
- In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, a hapless Toad in Bouquet Gardens is seen bawling over the loss of his precious flower garden, lost to the heavy winds that blowed over the level (courtesy of the Fan sticker). Fortunately, Mario can restore the ravaged parterre with flower stickers.
- Steam Gardens, in Super Mario Odyssey features a secret flower field that is very dear the the Steam Gardeners' robotic hearts. Unfortunately, it turns ou the field has been found by Torkdrift, a daisy-like UFO that proceeded to vacuum all its flowers. Mario manages to destroy the monstrosity, but not before it managed to destroy most of the parterre.
- In The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger 'bounces' Rabbit and destroys his garden.
- Rabbit: Oh Tigger, look what you've done to my beautiful garden!Tigger: Yeuch! Messy isn't it?Rabbit: Messy? Messy!? IT'S RUINED!
- In the pilot of the Iron Man cartoon series, the Big Bad is enraged that a minion of his killed off his begonias while cooling off his drink using cryokinetics.
- In Rocket Power, the kids accidentally destroy Violet Stimpleton's flowerbed, preventing her from winning a gardening contest that she wins every year. They make it up to her by winning a skating contest and giving her the prize.
- In the Rugrats episode, "Tommy's First Birthday", Spike rolls around in the flowerbed of Didi's garden, which is one of the reasons why Tommy wants to eat dog food so he can become a dog. As Spike rolls around in the flowerbed, Lou scolds him to get out.
- The Simpsons: Homer does this, with a twist, in"There's No Disgrace Like Home" while taking his family on a peeking tour of the neighborhood's houses.
Bart: Whoa, look at this place. What a dump.Homer: That's what you think. I just trampled this poor sap's flower bed. (laughs)Marge: Homer, this is our house.Homer: D'oh!
- Spongebob Squarepants:
- "Truth or Square" reveals that Squidward once had a precious flower parterre next to his home that was squashed by a giant pineapple that would later become Spongebob's house.
- Squidward's begonias gets trampled again in Sportz? because of Patrick's and Spongebob's sports antics.
- And AGAIN in Spongebob, You're Fired!.
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